NB.   FOR ALL FOSNA WALKS (Friends of Silvermine Nature Area) PLEASE PHONE THE CONVENOR TO BOOK

Important: All walks undertaken at own risk. 

What to wear: Hiking or walking footwear with firm rubber soles and good support; sun protection (sun block lotion, hat, sunglasses); warm windproof/waterproof clothing – remember weather can change en route.

What to bring: Something to eat and plenty of fluids.

FOSNA Walk programme 

Saturday 28th January                                                Time:    7am

Berties Breakfast at Berties Balcony                          Meet at:   Silvermine Gate 2

Cost:    R35

Please phone Heron Burger @ 021-7825079 or Sue Frew @ 021-7153953 before 25th January to pay and book.

Bring back pack with eating utensils, mug and bowl.    Everyone needs to help carry something up to Berties.

                                                                                                                                

2ND FEBRUARY – WORLD  WETLANDS  DAY

Thursday 2nd February                                               Time: 8:00 – 12.30  

Convenor:   Sue Windo/Heron Burger                        Meet at:   Clovelly parking

Walk:   Peers Cave and wetlands.     Short hack at the end of the walk

 

 Saturday 4th February                                                 Time:  14.00 – 17.00

Convenor:   Jay Cowan                                              Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 1

Walk:  Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while 

 

Thursday 9th February                                                            Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:  Janet Botha                                              Meet at:   Silvermine Reservoir                        

Walk:     Panorama route

 

Thursday 16th February                                              Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:   Lynda Downing                                      Meet:  Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:  Amphitheatre

 

Saturday 18th February                                               Time:   8am

Convenor:   Celia Wolfe                                              Meet at:   Muizenberg Pavillon

Bird morning at Standfontein Sewerage Works.  Migratory birds should still be there – please bring morning tea and binoculars

                                                                                             

Thursday 23rd February                                              Time: 8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Sue Windo                                     Meet at:  Godfrey Road, Kalk Bay

Walk:     Echo Valley                                                                                         

 

Thursday 1st March                                                     Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Janet Botha                                             Meet at:    Constantia Nek                 

Walk:   Cecilia “Forest”                                                                parking area                            

 

Saturday 3rd March                                                    Time:   14.00 – 17.00

Convenor:   Jay Cowan                                              Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 1Walk:   Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while

 

Thursday 8th March                                                     Time:  8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Lyn Canning                                            Meet at :  Sunbird Centre

Walk:   Kleintuin

                   

Thursday 15th March                                                  Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:     Meryl Hutchison                         Meet at:  Suikerbossie, Hout  Bay

Walk:    Myburgh ravine    

                                                          

21ST – 27TH MARCH  –  NATIONAL  WATER  WEEK &   22ND MARCH   WORLD  WATER   DAY

 

Thursday 22nd March                                                 Time:   8.00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Ellen Christopher                           Meet at:  Long Beach parking, Kommetjie

Walk:     To Noordhoek beach and back         Please bring bag to pick up rubbish                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Thursday 29th March                                                   Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:   Jill Woods                                                Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 2

Walk:    St James Peak                                                                                 

 

Thursday 5th April                                                        Time: 8.00 – 1.00 pm

Convenor:    Jayne Mcdermid                                     Meet at:   Cape Point gate

Walk:  False Bay coast   (Longish walk)

 

Saturday 7th April

Convenor:  Jay Cowan                                               Time:   14.00 – 17.00

Walk:   Hacking, please join us for a while                 Meet at:   Silvermine Gate 1

 

Saturday 7th April                                                        Time:   17.00 (Sunset walk)

Convenor:   Heron Burger                                           Meet at:   Car park at end of  Berg Road, Fish Hoek

Walk:    Elsies Peak                                                          Bring supper, warm clothes and a torch

 

Thursday 12th April                                                      Time:  8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:  Maria Sibley                                              Meet at:   Llundudno beach

Walk:   Sandy Bay                                                                       parking

 

Thursday 19th April                                                      Time: 8:00 – 12.30

Convenor:   Edwina Lovelll                                         Meet at:   Godfrey Road, Boyes

 Walk:   Above Clovelly                                                                Drive                      

 

22nd APRIL  –  EARTH  DAY

 

Thursday 26th April                                                     Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:  Dinah Mills & Joy Frost                            Meet at:  Pinehaven off Redhill

Walk:  Redhill wander

           

 FOSNA walks convenors

 

Dinah  Mills                  021 7865572

Edwina Lovell              021 7862983

Ellen Christopher        021 7830378

Heron Burger              021 7825079

Janet Botha                 021 7129582

Jay Cowen                  021 7152074                                                  

Jayne McDermid         021 7853928

Jill Woods                   021 7018497

Joy Frost                     021 7126898

Lyn Canning                021 7014578

Lynda Downing           021 7127929

Meryl Hutchison          021 7902892

Sue Windo                  021 7853377

 

Directions to meeting places for FOSNA walks

GATE 1, OU KAAPSE WEG:    On right hand side at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg when travelling towards Fish Hoek.   Entrance is free for Wild Card holders.    If you do not have a Wild Card the fee is R15 per adult.

GATE 2, OU KAAPSE WEG:    On left hand side just over the top of Ou Kaapse Weg when travelling towards Fish Hoek.   There is a R5 parking fee which is paid to the authorized car guard when leaving.

SILVERMINE RESERVOIR PARKING AREA:    Same entrance as for Gate 1 above.   Once inside, follow tarred road to its end – reservoir parking on the right.   If there is a car guard in attendance, you may wish to tip him when leaving.

PINEHAVEN:   At top of Red Hill, Simonstown, turn right at sign to Pinehaven

LONG BEACH,  KOMMETJIE:   From Kommetjie Road, turn right into Kirsten Road then park at Long Beach parking

GODFREY ROAD:   At end of Boyes Drive, Kalk Bay side

SUNBIRD CENTRE:   Off Ou Kaapse Weg opposite turning to Noordhoek, turn left and take road all the way to the end, parking on left

BERG ROAD,  FISH HOEK:      From Kommetjie Roadk up Highway into Berg Road, almost to the end.    Parking on the right in the dip in the road

CLOVELLY PARKING:     Just off Main Road, on left hand side towards Clovelly Country Club